Spokane Birth Injury Lawyer
The birth of a child should be a time to celebrate, but medical malpractice can quickly result in tragedy. If you or your child were hurt in this way, explore your options for justice and compensation by consulting with a Spokane birth injury lawyer.
If you or your child were injured either during the birthing process or while under medical care when you were pregnant, seek justice through financial compensation with help from a Spokane birth injury lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates. A birth injury is a traumatic experience and you deserve a settlement that covers everything you’ve been through.
Birth Injuries to Mothers
Your Spokane birth injury lawyer will have extensive experience representing women who were injured due to medical malpractice. Some of the more common injuries experienced during the birthing process are listed below:
- Excessive blood loss during delivery
- Damage caused by an episiotomy
- Botched cesarean section
- Forced sterilization
- Broken bones
- And more
Your doctor is supposed to prevent injuries whenever possible and warn you of potential risks. If a healthcare provider failed to take your health as seriously as you do, you have the right to compensation.
Birth Injuries to Newborns
Babies are sometimes injured during pregnancy due to mothers being prescribed dangerous medications or because of a doctor failing to diagnose a complication.
During the delivery itself, babies can be injured if they do not receive enough oxygen, forceps are used, they are aggressively pulled out of the birth canal, a C-section is not performed quickly enough, and during any number of other potentially dangerous situations.
Some common birth injuries suffered by infants are as follows:
- Cerebral palsy
- Cleft palate
- Heart defects
- Brain disorders and injuries
- Broken bones
- Facial paralysis
- Spina bifida
If your child was injured and you feel that a medical professional, drug, or hospital was to blame, call our office to speak with a Spokane birth injury lawyer.
Wrongful Death Claims
If your wife, significant other, or child died during the pregnancy or childbirth, the doctor or other medical professionals could be to blame.
We can examine what happened, search for evidence, and let you know if it appears that medical malpractice was to blame. If so, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your family’s behalf so that you can receive financial damages and hold the guilty party accountable. It won’t bring your loved one back, but receiving financial compensation can help you protect what your family has worked so hard for.
Your Spokane birth injury lawyer can help you determine what financial damages you may be entitled to and what the total value of your claim could be. Your final settlement amount should include compensation for any of the following that apply to your case:
- Current and future medical bills for you and your child
- Rehabilitation, physical therapy, and procedures to aid in recovery
- Lost wages due to being unable to work
- Caregiver expenses
- Pain and suffering
Filing a lawsuit is the best way to receive fair and full compensation. However, if the other party is willing to make a fair settlement offer, we can negotiate on your behalf.
Speak with a Spokane Birth Injury Lawyer
To learn more about both your options and your legal rights, call our office and speak with an experienced Spokane birth injury lawyer. We understand that this is an emotional and traumatic time, and we are here to help make the legal process as easy as possible. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Craig Swapp & Associates, simply complete the form below or call 1-800-404-9000.